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Fashion Design
Explore traditional and non-traditional marketing initiatives such as pop-up stores, e-commerce and product placement, effective point-of-sale displays, and the various considerations that go into fashion buying decisions.

    job opportunities include:

    • Fashion Merchandising
    • Buying
    • Public Relations
    • Retail Management
    • Marketing
    • Event Promotions
    • Publicity
    • Visual Display
    • Assistant Store Manager
    • Fashion Writer

The global fashion industry relies on marketing and merchandising professionals who have an eye for style and a brain for business. If you're ready to combine your joint passions for fashion and marketing, VCAD's Marketing and Merchandising for Fashion diploma program is for you.

The Marketing and Merchandising for Fashion program introduces students to the foundations of the fashion industry, including design theory, retailing, industry-standard software marketing, event promotions, displays and merchandising.

Graduates of this program will build a portfolio of work and will be prepared to apply for fashion jobs in areas like public relations, marketing, merchandising, retailing, event and promotions planning, or as a fashion writer.

Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to:

Admissions Requirements

  • Grade 12 or mature student status (19 years or older).
  • Pass the college's admission test where an applicant's first language is other than English, and has not completed secondary (or higher) education in English.


VANCOUVER, BC – April 4, 2016 – The Visual College of Art & Design’s (VCAD) is proud to introduce an updated curriculum for i...

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Sustainable Fashion

Dive into FASHION SUSTAINABILITY! VCAD is proud to introduce a new course dedicated to sustainability in the fashion industry in its Fashion Design and Marketing & Merchandising for Fashion programs.

VCAD’s course will teach students how to conduct market research using the PESTLE approach, make decisions starting with the chain of distribution, and more. This is the first diploma program of its kind in North America.

Fill out the form for more info on VCAD's fashion programs.

Spring 2016 Portfolio Show

Here's a look back at our Spring Portfolio Show! Students had a great time showing off their portfolios to industry professionals!

Behind the Scenes: Jason Matlo's 10 Year Anniversary Runway Show

Jason Matlo celebrated his successful career with a 10 year anniversary runway show at the fabulous Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver on October 10th, 2014!